What Jaws Teaches Us About Scientists and the Future of Shark Bite Politics

Conservation, marine science, Natural Science, sharksDecember 12, 2014 • 2~2 min read • 1

Dr. Christopher Neff is a Lecturer in Public Policy in the Department of Government at the University of Sydney. He completed the first PhD on the “Politics of Shark Attacks” and has been published in Marine Policy, Coastal Management and the Journal of Homosexuality.  Jaws is a great horror movie. Personally, it’s one of my […]

Here lies American science

BloggingNovember 28, 2014 • 1~2 min read • 0

Andrew Wright is a British marine biologist that has been working on the science-policy boundary around the world for over a decade. His experiences have led him to champion a better communication of science to policy makers and the lay public. His research has included a population viability analysis for the vaquita, sperm whales bioacoustics […]

My research and I were the victims of a conservative media attack

marine science, Natural Science, ScienceOctober 14, 2014 • 2~2 min read

Dr. Will White is an assistant professor of marine biology at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.  He uses a combination of lab experiments, field studies, and mathematical models to study fish behavior and population dynamics, in particular how fish populations respond to protection in no-take marine reserves. My adventure with the news media began […]

Bigger than just conservation: The WWF Pacific Shark Heritage Program

Conservation, marine science, Natural Science, Science, sharksSeptember 17, 2014 • 3~4 min read

Ian Campbell has spent his entire career employed across the spectrum of fisheries science and policy, working as a marine surveyor, a fisheries observer and writing fisheries policy for the UK & European governments. He even spent several years as a commercial diver working on oil rigs and for the film industry. Ian is currently […]

5 simple things you can do to improve U.S. shark and ray management

fisheries, marine science, Natural Science, Science, sharksAugust 16, 2014 • 2~4 min read

Sonja Fordham founded Shark Advocates International as a project of The Ocean Foundation in 2010 based on her two decades of shark conservation experience at  Ocean Conservancy.  She is Deputy Chair of the IUCN Shark Specialist Group and Conservation Committee Chair for the American Elasmobranch Society, has co-authored numerous publications on shark fisheries management, and […]

Can Shark Week do more for its female viewers?

BloggingAugust 14, 2014 • 3~5 min read

Vicky Vásquez is a Moss Landing Marine Labs graduate student under the Pacific Shark Research Center. Her Master’s thesis focuses on the soupfin shark population of San Francisco Bay. Before beginning her graduate program, Vicky worked in marine education for over 7 years with groups like the Ocean Discovery Institute and the Marine Science Institute. This work has fostered Vicky’s […]

Don’t build a new inter-ocean canal across Nicaragua

Conservation, EnvironmentalismMay 21, 2014 • 2~3 min read

Dr.Prosanta Chakrabarty is an Assistant Professor at Louisiana State University and an ichthyologist and evolutionary biologist. He is also Curator of Fishes at LSU’s Museum of Natural Science. You can learn more about him from his website www.prosanta.net and follow him on Twitter @LSU_FISH. The National Assembly of Nicaragua approved the rights to build a new canal through […]

Documenting Deep Sea Drama: Pursuing the Reality of Ocean Acidification

biology, deep sea, marine science, Natural Science, ScienceApril 28, 2014 • 1~2 min read

Kaitlin Kovacs is a researcher for U.S. Geological Survey – Southeast Ecological Science Center. While she currently works in a deep-sea benthic ecology lab, her previous science adventures have led her to study artificial reefs in Florida, coral reef restoration in the Maldives, and coastal ecosystems in the U.S. Virgin islands. With her marine science […]

Collecting organisms to save their species

Blogging, Conservation, ScienceApril 21, 2014 • 3~4 min read

 Dr.Prosanta Chakrabarty is an Assistant Professor at Louisiana State University and an ichthyologist and evolutionary biologist. He is also Curator of Fishes at LSU’s Museum of Natural Science. You can learn more about him from his website www.prosanta.net and follow him on Twitter @LSU_FISH. A recent piece in Science (Minteer et al. 2014) titled “Avoiding (Re)extinction” advocated […]

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